Student life

Campus-themed Internet memes go viral

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With the help of a young entrepreneur and thousands of willing college students, campus-specific Web gags go viral.

Student's letter causes stir at UMass

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Student hand-delivers a message asking for friendship, criticizing campus culture, and asking classmates to gather at a campus location. He didn't get reaction he was looking for.

Florida A&M death illuminates prevalence of non-Greek hazing

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Most people know hazing happens outside fraternities and sororities. But a tragedy at Florida A&M makes it harder to ignore.

New book on college students and hip-hop culture

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Author argues that impact on campus life is significant -- and educators should know more about it.

After recession and recovery, students report they remain 'financially stressed'

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Most students remain worried about money and the cost of required academic materials, and the impact is worse for minority students, the National Survey of Student Engagement finds.

In South Africa, push continues for free tuition and adequate support

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In South Africa the struggle for free tuition -- and fundamental university transformation -- continues after massive student protests.

Who are first-generation students and how do they fare?

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Research finds varying definitions of "first generation" result in big differences in how these students are counted -- but however they are defined, they lag behind their peers.

Author of 'Higher Education and Employability' discusses the book's themes

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A new book argues that colleges of all kinds need to help their students better prepare for the world of work. A Q&A with the book's author, Peter Stokes.

Student arrest and protest raise questions over campus sagging-pants ban

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Students at a Mississippi community college protest over sagging-pants ban that, they say, led to a student's unjust arrest.

Male students at Dillard U to wear suits on first day of class

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Male students at the historically black university are encouraged to wear suits on the first day of class. If they don't own a suit, they can choose from a closet of donated business wear.


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